Market Table – 26th March 2016

Happy Easter!!!! I hope you’re celebrating in style with plenty of eggs of all varieties. For foodie inspiration, check out my recipes for quail’s eggs and hen’s eggs

As usual, our Saturday took as around the markets. Seeing as the weather was so glorious, we hopped on our bikes, filling the saddle bags with all sorts of delicacies.

bicycle with saddle bags full of food

We ended up at the market in Wipkingen. This is a lovely quarter of Zürich with a real villagey feel. There’s a nice square in the middle that is occupied by a farmer’s market! They had a stand selling baked goods, fruit and vegetables and an Italian stand selling cheese, dried meats and pasta. I got everything except the meat and fish here. It also stays open until 4pm (perfect for lazy weekenders) and there are loads of good cafés in the area such as Nordbrücke, Kafi Schnaps and Café Letten.

crates of apples at market

market stall with carrots, asparagus and tomatoes

After visiting the market at Wipkingen we made out way to the Markthalle at Viadukt. This place consists of a permanent market built under an old viaduct (no surprises there). You will proabably spend a little more here than at one of the temporary farmer’s markets, but the selection is excellent. The fishmonger and butcher here are great, and there are even stands selling british cheese and pies (for anyone from the UK looking for a taste of home). ‘Restaurant Markthalle‘, in the same building is also excellent, with a regularly changing menu, all based on what is sold at the market stalls.

After a lovely afternoon shopping, drinking coffee and sampling local cafés we hopped on our bikes and cycled home along the Limmat river.

sunset over a river with path alongside

Here’s what we got…

table full of food. Trout, parma ham, bread

We did go a little bit wild with oysters, aged parmesan, parma ham and a whole rainbow trout from Markethalle, but it’s a long weekend after all! Total cost – 130 CHF (€120)

close up of table full of food

 

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